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Six years of vision screening tests in pre-school children in kindergartens of Wroclaw
Author(s): Marta Szmigiel; Malwina Geniusz; Ireneusz Szmigiel
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Paper Abstract

Detection of vision defects of a child without professional knowledge is not easy. Very often, the parents of a small child does not know that their child sees incorrect. Also the youngster, not knowing any other way of seeing, does not know that it is not the best. While the vision of a small child is not yet fully formed, it is worth checking them very early. Defects detected early gives opportunity for the correction of anomalies, which might give the effect of the normal development of vision. According to the indications, the American Optometric Association (AOA) control eye examination should be performed between the ages of 6 months to 3 years, before going to school and then every two years. Members of SPIE Student Chapter, in cooperation with the Visual Optics Group working on the Department of Optics and Photonics (Faculty of Fundamental Problems, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology) for 6 years offer selected kindergartens of Wroclaw participation in project “Screening vision tests in pre-school children”. Depending on the number of involved members of the student chapter and willing to cooperate students of Ophthalmology and Optometry, vision screening test was carried out in up to eight kindergartens every year. The basic purpose of screening vision test is to detect visual defects to start the correction so early in life as possible, while increasing the efficiency of the child's visual potential. The surrounding community is in fact more than enough examples of late diagnose vision problems, which resulted in lack of opportunity or treatment failure

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 September 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10367, Light in Nature VI, 103670L (6 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274488
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Marta Szmigiel, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
Malwina Geniusz, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
Ireneusz Szmigiel, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10367:
Light in Nature VI
Joseph A. Shaw; Katherine Creath; Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Editor(s)

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